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Help shape future development for Wandsworth

The council has drawn up a draft plan to guide development in the borough, and is now seeking local people’s input.  

12 Jan 21

New grant schemes now open to help local businesses this January

Wandsworth Council is encouraging local businesses to check if they are eligible for any of the council’s seven grant schemes now open to ensure they don’t miss the chance to claim funding.

13 Jan 21

Self-employed? Don’t forget your tax return and risk missing out on grants

If you are self-employed as a sole trader or partner, you need to complete self-assessment for 2019-20 by 31 January.

08 Jan 21

Thousands of children in Wandsworth receiving free school meal vouchers in lockdown

Thousands of children in Wandsworth are continuing to receive a nutritious lunch during lockdown with their parents given supermarket food vouchers to replace free school meals.

14 Jan 21

Past and future - Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction (or should it be Battersea Junction?) is at the heart of our borough. It’s one of the region’s main transport hubs, is a popular destination for shopping and nightlife, and its name is the source of ongoing controversy. 

14 Jan 21

Tree gators being fitted to borough’s newest 750 trees to help them thrive and survive

The council will be planting another 750 trees this winter in streets, parks and estates – and to ensure they thrive and survive they are all being fitted with a simple but innovative piece of equipment to ensure they have plenty of water.

15 Jan 21

A new national lockdown begins

Leader of Wandsworth Council Cllr Ravi Govindia, asks local people to work together to beat the virus, keep themselves and others safe and protect the NHS.  

01 Jan 01

Grants for community groups to help local people in need

A range of community organisations have received emergency grant funding from the council to able them to support local people through the Coronavirus pandemic.  

07 Jan 21

Get healthy and beat Covid

This year it is more important than ever to stick to new year resolutions to get healthier.  

13 Jan 21

Wandsworth libraries top London’s book lending list for third year in a row

Libraries in Wandsworth have continued to be amongst the most popular and best-used in the country according to the latest figures released by public service accountancy body CIPFA.

13 Jan 21

100,000 real Christmas trees turned into compost

The council is once again offering a free real Christmas tree recycling service between Monday 4 January to 15 January 2021.

06 Jan 21

Rapid flow testing rolled out to high priority wards

Residents living in Queenstown, Bedford, Roehampton and Putney Heath wards are being invited to apply for an asymptomatic COVID-19 test, for people not experiencing symptoms, as part of the council’s strategy to identify more positive cases, reduce the spread of infection and protect lives and livelihoods.

15 Dec 20

Covid testing for those with NO symptoms rolled-out

All Wandsworth borough residents who are either essential workers, volunteers, people providing vital support for a vulnerable resident, or who need regular reassurance that they don’t have COVID-19, can now apply for a rapid COVID-19 test.  

07 Jan 21

Leader’s New Year message

In his 2021 New Year’s Message, the Leader of Wandsworth Council Cllr Ravi Govindia looks back on a challenging year, and forward to what he hopes will be a brighter future.


31 Dec 20

Consultation continues on plan to reduce cut-through traffic in East Putney

A council consultation is still underway on plans for a pilot scheme to reduce traffic volumes in an East Putney neighbourhood.

21 Dec 20

NHS 111 First

The NHS in London may be busy, but urgent care is available if you need it. The best way to receive the most appropriate service, in a safe and timely way, is to contact 111.

01 Jan 01

New Year's Honours for local people

The executive headteacher of Chesterton School in Battersea and a local volunteer have both been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

31 Dec 20

Families can help choose new look for Battersea Park’s toddlers and junior playground

Families with younger children and toddlers are being urged to take part in a public consultation that will help decide an exciting new look for one of the playgrounds in Battersea Park.

08 Jan 21

Concrete marks the spot for Nine Elms construction milestone

One Thames City has become the latest development in Nine Elms to reach the top as construction continues apace across the regeneration zone. Just over two years after the ground-breaking ceremony, developers R&F UK and CC Land topped out a 53-storey tower as part of a cluster of new buildings.

15 Dec 20

Construction work well underway at Chestnut Grove Academy’s new sixth form block

Construction work is gathering pace to provide a new 21st Century sixth-form teaching block at Balham’s Chestnut Grove Academy.

27 Nov 20

City Tree makes a meal of Putney’s air pollution

Putney has a new City Tree to help improve air quality. 

04 Dec 20

Heathrow ruling ‘changes nothing’

Councils opposed to Heathrow expansion say today’s Supreme Court ruling changes nothing and called on the airport to abandon once and for all its bid for a third runway.

16 Dec 20

Full fibre broadband rollout will offer residents and businesses ultrafast internet speeds

Tens of thousands of households in Wandsworth can look forward to ultrafast internet speeds with the unveiling of new plans to install full fibre broadband across the borough.

21 Dec 20

New science and technology block at Graveney School wins prestigious architectural prize

Students at Graveney School are studying astronomy, philosophy and a range of other subjects in a newly-built award-winning building designed to inspire their learning.

17 Dec 20

A thank you to parents and carers for their ‘incredible resilience’ in meeting the challenges of 2020

Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for education and children’s services has written a joint letter with the borough’s director of children’s services thanking parents and carers for their support throughout one of the most challenging and difficult years in living memory.

11 Dec 20

Wandsworth Council launches Smart Growth recovery plan

Wandsworth Council is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by launching an ambitious recovery plan designed to ensure that the borough gives the best possible opportunities and advantages to its residents and businesses.

24 Jun 20

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